3,400 Miles and Counting

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Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114

One more day of travel, and tomorrow we'll be home (sweet home). 

Since 12/20, when we left Crofton, MD, we have traveled through D.C., Virginia, Tennessee, and Arkansas to the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas.  After a few days, including Christmas at our daughter's house, we headed to Houston to see our son and then traveled through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina to Pinehurst, North Carolina - our favorite golf resort - for a one-nighter.

As we passed road signs for various cities and towns along the way, names of ActiveRain friends came to mind.  If only we had time to stop and meet every one of them!

For the last leg of our trip, we'll go through Virginia again... it's about 7 hours to home (sweet home). 

During our long drive, I've taken lots of pictures and made lists of potential blog topics - just in case I ever catch up on my email and have time to blog again.  One of the first topics will be to disclose how I managed to make six or seven posts to Focus On Crofton without touching my computer for the past 10 days.  Another will be a review of my new mini computer.  And I have pictures to share of my visit to "ICE" at the Gaylord Texas on Christmas Eve.

3,400 miles down, about 350 to go...  It's been a great trip through 10 states and D.C. in just 10 days.  We've experienced temperatures ranging from 15 degrees when we left our motel in Arkansas to 83 degrees a few days later in Dallas-Fort Worth.  Today is a sunny balmy 60-ish in N.C., warmer than our last visit here for Thanksgiving 2007.   I don't know what weather to expect back home in Maryland, but I'm looking forward to being there to celebrate New Year's Eve.

Happy New Year, everybody!

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Margaret Woda, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Military Residential Specialist (MilRES®)
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Donna Yates, North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains

Margaret:  Just found you on Twitter.  Brad Callen got me started.  But what a trip you've had!  Welcome back home but next time, you really must come through the Georgia Mountains, ok?!

January 03, 2009 03:03 AM
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Margaret....Oh, there are so many things wrong with this post....where do I begin?

Let's start with the mention of Georgia and what, no call no visit, no cup of coffee? I'm crushed. Other than the number of states mentioned in one sentence, I'm going to guess you hardly saw one state line before you crossed the next one.....we kinda just flew by in a flash, eh? But then again, how many times have I passed Maryland on my way to New York? (Excuse...did not know you then!)

3700 miles in 10 days? No wonder you wanted (or needed) a new Jeep!! You had destinations in mind I can tell (family) but like Jeff said, where's the pictures? A future blog I trust?

I know you had a wonderful trip! We just did a "quickie" to the beach for our Business Plan Inspiration! Follow up Blog will hopefully be out later today or tomorrow.....Pictures Included! (except now I am just thinking how I should of taken pictures of some of the beautiful farm land we passed as we headed to and from the beach! )

Happy New Year! Hope to see you live in 2009!

January 04, 2009 01:42 PM
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Margaret Woda
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Donna, my husband even commented that he'd like to visit there, after seeing some of your photos that I've pointed out to him.  But we were on a mission to get to Pinehurst.  We might try in Spring, depending on business.

Thom, You were in Floriday, so don't you dare try to make me feel guilty for skipping by Atlanta en route to Pinehurst.  Honestly, much of our mileage was after dark and I was busy on my little mini computer during the day.

I did think of you both, if that's any compensation.  :)

January 04, 2009 01:59 PM
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Did you see those cool signs in Texas on the outskirts of most of the cities? They say, "Public water supply approved." Do they really have to advertise that? Where are the cities where the public water supply is not approved? Those are the ones I want to skip -- LOL.

January 06, 2009 04:19 AM
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Russel - No, I didn't see any of those...  But Texas is a big state.  That is pretty funny.

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